New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called on President-elect Ram Nath Kovind and greeted him after his victory in the Presidential election. Modi was accompanied by BJP President Amit Shah and Union Minister Ananthkumar.
The Prime Minister handed a red rose and an 'angvastra' to Kovind, apart from offering him sweets.
Earlier, PM Modi congratulated NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on being elected as the 14th President of India and wished him a "fruitful and inspiring tenure". Modi also congratulated opposition candidate Meira Kumar for her campaign. "Congratulations to Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji on being elected the President of India! Best wishes for a fruitful and inspiring tenure," Modi said on Twitter. "Gladdened by the extensive support for Kovind Ji among MPs and across various states. I thank members of the electoral college," he added. Modi also said: "I congratulate Meira Kumarji for her campaign, which was in spirit of the democratic ethos and values we all are proud of." Modi also tweeted two pictures of his with Kovind and said: "20 years ago and the present... always been a privilege to know you, President Elect." NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India, defeating opposition nominee Meira Kumar. National Democratic Alliance candidate Kovind was elected the President of India by securing 65.65 per cent of the total valid votes, compared to opposition nominee Meira Kumar's 34.35 per cent.